For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Cove
Lowest review score: 10 Year One
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Despite the cast's capable portrayals, it's difficult to connect with or care about any of these characters as, one by one, each stabs another in the back.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    There’s something fundamentally unconvincing and contrived about the story. Forget the fact that O’Connor hauls out every cliché in the bad cop handbook and the dialogue is more boilerplate than hard-boiled. The premise itself is just plain preposterous.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The role is ill-suited for Kinnear's talents. Abraham's pacing is glacial, the cinematography is flat, the score by Jill Savitt is suited better to a supermarket and then there's the fact that the climax can be seen coming a mile away. Maybe the biggest, though, is its failure to play fair with the audience.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    To put it in the best light possible, I recommend thinking of Four Christmases not so much as a really short movie but as a very special holiday episode of a sitcom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Easily the most disappointing movie of the summer, Extract is more significantly the biggest letdown of its esteemed creator’s career.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Bottom line: the spectacle he was preparing may well have provided Jackson with the appropriate note on which to close his long, controversial career. This, however, I think even die hard fans will concur, isn't it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The best they were able to manage, apparently, was a grabbag of spectral sights and spooky touches grabbed from better horror films and a final act that raises more questions than it answers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    While it fails to shed significant new light on its subject, Gibson's film and the all-Jesus-all-the-time attention from the media it's attracted do tell us something somewhat disconcerting about the state of American culture: That the way to make a religion based on love and forgiveness relevant today is to turn it into violent entertainment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The men in this movie are little more than beer ad cliches going through Ford tough motions as though trapped in a bad country music video. There's not a realistic moment or character or performance in the picture.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Godawful mess.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    I feel guilty and somehow unclean. And all I did was watch it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    It's such a dumb movie, it's hard to believe it wasn't an SNL sketch first.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    By far the most appallingly cretinous picture in which Keaton has ever appeared.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Even by Hollywood sequel standards, this is lazily conceived, cynically recycled stuff.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    Down With Love has little to offer besides hip sixties references better films have already made and made infinitely more hip.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: viewing may be hazardous to your filmgoing fun; side effects can include drowsiness, irritation and difficulty swallowing.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is shtick that’s minimally a generation past its expiration date.